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Poster: katieq Date: Oct 18, 2012 6:24pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Okay.....

by what VideoCelluar has been posting as of late everyone uploading films are subject to a lawsuit even tho he is site advisor of what is ok to upload? don't make any sense to me? looks like he is doing alot of back peddling but I think the damage is done he wants to be god but not take responsibility for any trouble

I say you can't have your cake and eat it to

Katieq

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Poster: Quigs Date: Oct 18, 2012 7:28pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Okay.....

Maybe so but VC has been here as long as I have (since 2007)
and he does know the ins and out of PD copyright law; so until he says yes; no unaired pilots.

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Oct 18, 2012 10:02pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Okay.....

Unaired pilots are a bit of a copyright minefield. If they remained unpublished when the 1976 Copyright Act came into effect in 1978 the common law copyright became a statutory copyright. The current copyright term for works created and not published before 1978 is 120 years from creation or 95 years from publication whichever period ends sooner. These works gained statutory copyrights under the 1978 law and do not have to comply with the formalities of the previous Act (registration and renewal, etc.) for protection.

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Poster: Quigs Date: Oct 18, 2012 11:34pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Okay.....

I guess VC, that makes sense; as clear as mud really. I won't do it unless you say it's alright.
Quigs

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Poster: PDpolice Date: Oct 19, 2012 2:27pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Okay.....or nut

Sorry, I misunderstood the Internet Archives place in these things. VC is the true gateway for the less knowledgeable. The lowly ones are protected from punishment and unseen evils of the video after life only by their intervention. VC is a mistress with the power and wisdom we more lowly can never aspire to.
A wave of a verbose and contradictory hand either allows or denies us entry. Perhaps we should sacrifice a VHS on an alter in hopes of being allowed to post our unworthy films here.
To quote a famous American,
Nuts!

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Oct 18, 2012 9:51pm
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Okay.....

Look. I do not know how I can make this clearer. No one needs my permission to upload something. If you think something is PD upload it. But don't expect me to validate your find if I can't follow or agree with your rationale.

For a long while I was the go to person to check renewals for people because I was one of the few people on here with ready access to the CCEs for films published before 1950 and renewed before 1978. After those books became available online that was no longer as necessary as people could look for themselves. People also asked me questions. I tried my best to answer them. I am not the king, god or self appointed anything at IA. People asked me questions. I tried to answer them as best I could from my knowledge and resources. My sincere apologies for trying to be helpful.

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Poster: PDpolice Date: Oct 19, 2012 1:46am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Halloween is coming

I'm sure you try your best, but scaring people just for fun should at least have an emoticon after it. Quigs works in the industry and has a stellar record here on the IA. I do not like the idea that he is concerned ‘they’ will be coming after him.
Has the Archive ever refused to remove a posted file that was proved to be copyright? And has anyone on the Archive ever been subject to legal action for accidentally posting a copyrighted file?

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Poster: Video-Cellar Date: Oct 19, 2012 2:27am
Forum: classic_tv Subject: Re: Halloween is coming

Again you just don't seem to get it. You are effectively suggesting that people should upload anything they suspect is public domain regardless of whether there is evidence or discussion or even doubt that the work is public domain. You say that it is up to the copyright owner to have the item removed which IA will facilitate easily. That is fair enough. The problem is you stop there. What you are neglecting to acknowledge is that the type of uploading you are advocating comes with the potential, however slim or unlikely, that the uploader could be liable to criminal or civil proceedings at the copyright owner's choice.

I am not trying to scare anyone. I am simply acknowledging pertinent information you have chosen to omit.